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, especially in washington. everyone is on vacation. president obama is now in martha's vineyard though he'll be getting daily briefings from senior aides and he will spend some time, of course, preparing for what's likely to be a busy falling, dealing with among other things immigration reform and the federal budget. while our president is now playing golf and relaxing a bit. enjoying downtime, the norwegian prime minister has been taking on a second job. well, sort of. let me explain. he went undercover as a taxi driver in oslo during june because he wanted to hear what real people had to say. his exchanges with cab riders were caught on hidden camera. he wore a disguise and only gave away his real identity once the passengers recognized him. that's not really a great disguise if you think about it, just the sunglasses. a company helped him with the project and the video was posted on his facebook page. it is also going to be used as part of a film that he will use during his re-election campaign next month. the idea was to find out what people really had to say if he were driving a taxi
's appearance on "the tonight show" last night. jay leno got pretty serious with president obama asking him questions about everything from his lunch with hillary clinton and his thoughts on edward snowden to his stance on the anti-gay legislation in russia. as for the current terror threat that has the u.s. and western allies on high alert and closing diplomatic facilities in muslim countries, president obama says no one's overreacting that this is a genuine concern. he says that we've already done a lot to bolster security at embassies around the world, especially in the middle east and northern africa and whenever we see a threat stream we think is specific, he says, we take some specific precautions within that certain timeframe. he does what he can or we do what we can. today, the president's going to shift the conversation back to the economy and specifically homeownership and the middle class. yesterday, he toured a home construction facility in arizona and spoke about his on-going plans to help first-time homebuyers and people still struggling in the wake of the financial meltdown.
for obama. i get it. but what are we -- i just say get out. run away. even all of the terror warnings now, i'm like i've never going there. i don't care. never going there. don't care. nobody's saying cincinnati. >> stephanie: chance you'll be the head of the chiefs. >> i was friend with him and he was nice. i don't have any -- i don't understand -- >> observational humor in the sudans. >> i'm not slapsticky enough. i'm surprised tom sobel didn't book it. i don't understand why we're being told this. that's my question. why are we -- >> stephanie: that's what chris said. is this like a belly rub for the nsa program? >> looks how dangerous -- we're in a dangerous world. >> nsa program just had a bit of bad p.r. >> stephanie: and yet, you know, we do have terrorists that want to kill us. that's what i'm saying. where's the balance between civil liberties and security? you know. >> us is the people who -- the 28 people who have taken embassy jobs and they're getting triple the pay to be in danger. so everybody gets that, too. somebody died at our emwasy in -- at our embassy in cairo, you tooth
uprising. president obama is monitoring developments while he is still in martha's vineyard, and press secretary josh earnest, and john kerry are speaking out against the violence. >> the united states strongly condemns the use of violence against egypt. >> the path towards violence leads only to economic disaster, and suffering. >> in addition to the more than 500 kills, more than 3700 are reported injured. many killed were part of the protests in the city, and funerals will take place later today. 43 security troops also died in yesterday's clashes. the muslim brotherhood has called for more protests today, and all has been quiet until just a few moments ago. we'll keep an eye on developments throughout the morning. for now we'll take a break. we're back after this. ♪ mu ♪ criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my
. obama could have walked into any place in manhattan and been making millions. they could have stayed in the higher etch lons rolling in money and prestige and ending up as partners, instead, they chose to orient their lives toward service. he went to chicago to work with disadvantaged communities and claude his way to be p.o.t.u.s. against all odds. that's not sacrifice? the notion that all of the hard work and forgoing of many easier routes to wealth is nothing when compared to some high school dropout who protested as what he saw as privacy violations by getting on a plane, going to china and dumping flash drives. he chose to go to one of the most totalitarian regimes on the planet and turn over what he had to the bastard people in charge of china, a country where women are discovered to be illegally pregnant are hauled off the streets and are forced to endure late-term abortions, a country that occupies the nation of tibet, systemically destroying our religion, way of life, a country where books are religion and the internet are controlled by the freaking nonelected government whe
, president obama will meet in with prime minister and the the i.m.s. has has given the struggling european nation billions of dollars in bailout money said greece is on the right track, but needs to raise taxes. >> the white house has announced to president obama's going to make a speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial this month further 50th anniversary of martin luther's i have a dream speech, called the let freedom ring event. it commemorates the march on washington, which drew some 250,000 people. >> we heard from mark zukerburg about why he is backing immigration reform. he is launching an ad campaign to try to influence wavering members of congress. >> i do want to give back. i believe 100% in what this country stands for. let me earn it. let me serve. i just want an opportunity. i want a chance. >> that's alejandro morales. he cannot serve our country, his country because of his immigration status. he would like to be a marine. we're back right after the break. stay with us. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what yo
mouth beyond the news but here she is -- >> oh, you did not. good morning, everybody, president obama is traveling to phoenix today where he's going to give a speech about homeownership and the middle class. he is expected to lay out a proposal that would phase out fannie mae and freddie mac and hand mortgage lending back to the private sector. >> obama: the key now is to encourage homeownership that is not based on unrealistic bubbles, but it is based on a solid foundation where buyers and lenders play by the same rules. >> tomorrow the president will hold an online townhall sponsored and hosted by zillo. you can submit your questions now using the hashtag ask obama housing. the state department has issued a travel warning for anyone yemen. the state department also has removed all of its own nonessential people from the country. the u.s. intercepted a message between al qaeda chief and the head of al qaeda in the arbabian peninsula who is based in yemen. a suspected u.s. drone has killed four alleged members of al qaeda al qaeda yemen. and 19 different facilities in the middle east
is, jacki sheckner. jacki: good morning, everybody, happy friday. president obama's got business to take care of before heading off to an eight day vacation. this afternoon, the president's going to sign the student loan bill, a bipartisan compromise designed to roll back interest rates pitched doubled to 6.8% july 1. it will save the average undergrad on interest rate charges now. the bill caps out at 8.25% for undergrads, and 10.5 for their parents. at a press conference after canceling a meeting with putin in moscow. while russia granting asylum to edward snowden, jay carney indicates there are others. >> president obama likely today to answer questions concerning n.s.a. surveillance concerns after meeting yesterday with tech and civil liberties leaders to talk about government programs. apple c.e.o. tim cook and at&t ceo attended the session. it's been holding a series of meetings with experts and stake holders to talk about ways that the government can try and balance privacy with national security concerns. we are back with more show after the break. stay with us. this show
the rodeo clown with the obama mask. he repeatedly said who wants to see obama get run over with bulls. >> yes. >> stephanie: guess who's fault all of that is that that happened? >> who? >> stephanie: president obama. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: because my friends, because he goes on the tonight show, he is -- to face the presidency, what do you expect to happen? >> he is not the first president to do that. normally i'm against domestic drone strikes, but i might make an exception in this case. [ applause ] >> stephanie: see he is not an absolutist. we're kidding news busters. i was like, really? he has already debased the presidency by going on the tonight show. >> nixon went on laugh-in. >> you reach a lot of people going on the tonight show. >> stephanie: right. because he is disrespected the office of presidency, so what do you expect? >> plus he is kenyon muslim nazi socialist. >> stephanie: right. and as you know i'm a well-known gun grabber. so while i appreciate major bloomberg's thoughts of getting guns off of the street -- [♪breaking news theme] >> stephanie:
year. president obama is going to meet with a bipartisan group of congress today to talk about fisa. the administration has said it is working to declassify what information it can to shed some light on the operations. al franken wonders why it took up until the very last minute before the senate hearing for the white house to release the documents that ordered verizon to turn over metadata. he and senator blumenthal will interview legislation today. and a third extension has been filed to for google and microsoft to release details on what fisa asked them to do. the u.s. and pakistan have agreed to mend fences and try to reestablish full partnership. we are back with more show for you after the break. stay with us. ♪ cenk off air>>> alright in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks! i think the number% 1 thing than viewers like about the young turks is that were honest. they know that i'm not bsing them for some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> wh
asyl asylum. white house spokesman jay carne says president obama is extremely disappointed with russia's decision to give snowden the temporary asylum. we're back after the break. compelling true stories. >> nine. (adam) this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. way inside. (christoff) we're patrolling the area looking for guns, drugs, bodies ... (adam) we're going to places where few others are going. [lady] you have to get out now. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i'm being violated by the health care system. (christoff) we go and spend a considerable amount of time getting to know the people and the characters that are actually living these stories. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> occupy! >> we will have class warfare. (vo) true stories, current perspective. documentaries. on curren
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